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Wheat Ridge Historical Society Offers a Variety of Fall Activities

Open House & Tours at the Baugh House 

Tour a log cabin encapsulated within a Victorian 1900s house on the second Saturdays, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The remaining open houses and tours will take place Sept. 9, Nov. 11, and Dec. 9 (their Holiday Party). Join the WR Historical Society for rocking on the chairs and reminiscing about Wheat Ridge "back in the day.”

Apple Cider Day

Bring your own apples and containers to hold the cider pressed on the WR Historical Society’s presses.There will also be craft demonstrations.  Cost is $5, and lunch is served for a nominal fee. Listen to or join in on the live music. Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Quilting Circle

The WR Historical Society’s Quilting Circle meet s the fourth Thursday of each month in the Red Brick house at Historic Park, 4610 Robb St. Quilting Circle dates for the remainder of the year are Aug. 23, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 29 (fifth Week due to Thanksgiving) no meeting in December.  Note the new time – 7 p.m.

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Risas Dental and Braces to Donate Free Dental Care Labor Day

Risas Dental and Braces will hold its annual Labor of Love  by providing free dental care. The event takes place on Labor Day, Sept. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon. Wheat Ridge residents can visit the Risas offices at  3815 N. Wadsworth Blvd. Patients can select from one of four free services, including: basic teeth cleaning, cavity filling, tooth extraction, or complete exam with X-rays.

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Volunteer Reading Tutors Needed

Volunteer reading tutors are needed to teach reading and related skills to kindergarten and first-, second- and third-grade students in Jefferson County Schools.

  Volunteers will tutor one or two students for half or one hour once a week. Tutor training, provided by OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring, will take place Sept. 12 and 14.

  More than 60 OASIS volunteer tutors in 15 Jeffco schools have served children for over 25 years.

  For more information, contact J. Clover at or J. Gadd at

Volunteers Needed for RidgeFest and Home Tour

Do you enjoy meeting new people and giving back to your community? Localworks has two upcoming events in need of some wonderful volunteers. Each event has different volunteer duties, shifts, and benefits.

RidgeFest is a family-friendly day celebrating Wheat Ridge and its unique charm. The event will take place on Sept. 9 from 3 to 9 p.m. RidgeFest includes bluegrass music, cottage foods contests, a classic car show, kids activities and much more! There are many different volunteer assignments and shifts at this event. Volunteers will receive an event t-shirt, a beer ticket, and a shift meal.

The Mid Century and Modern Home Tour is a tour of six amazing examples of mid century and modern architecture in Wheat Ridge. It will take place on Sept. 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. This tour is an event highly anticipated by architectural enthusiasts around the state and you can help make it a success. Volunteers are needed to assist with check-in and guide guests at each house. Volunteers will receive a personal tour ticket and an event goodie bag.

For more information on assisting with the Home Tour, email Jon Genova:

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Dream Dinners Fight Against Hunger a Huge Success

Dream Dinners, along with Friends and Family Community Connection, hosted a Fight Against Hunger event on Saturday, July 29. At the gathering, 350 volunteers packed healthy nonperishable meals for the local and international food insecure community. The organization raised nearly $20,000 in donations, and more than 52,000 meals were packed. (Approximately one-third of meals will stay local and go to the Action Center’s Prosperity Project. The remainder was sent to Haiti.)

League of Women Voters of Jefferson County Kicks Off on Aug. 24

Learn what the League of Women Voters Jefferson County is all about at a free, public meeting on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, 11500 W. 20th St., Lakewood.

All current and prospective members are encouraged to attend. LWV is not for women only.

Activities for the year will include local Voter Service Outreach and topics such as the Jefferson County School Board elections, Money in Politics, Climate Change, Demographic Impacts and Homelessness and Hunger in Jefferson County. Also, the League’s newly designed website,, will be presented.

There are six convenient meeting locations throughout Jefferson County with both daytime and evening meeting options.

LWV Jeffco will continue to offer the non-fiction book club for league members, as well as anyone interested in learning more about politics today. LWV Jeffco supports new citizen voter registration and offers ongoing voter education efforts.

For more information, call 303-238-0032 or visit or email

Upcoming Events at Four Seasons Farmers & Artisans Market

Aug. 26 Foothills Music Teachers Association

On Saturday, Aug. 26, students and teachers from the Foothills Music Teacher Association will perform at the Four Seasons Farmers & Artisans Market from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Included in the performances will be guitar, flute, and piano players performing solo and ensemble music. Information about the Foothills Music Teacher Association will be available as well at this family-friendly musical event.

Later that afternoon, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Chef Yosuke Suzuki will teach a “Slice and Dice” Japanese cooking class.

Sept. 23
Colorado Honey Festival

The Colorado Honey Festival will take place at Four Seasons Farmers & Artisans Market on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Sept. 30
Slice and Dice Japanese Cooking Class

Chef Yosuke Suzuki returns for another session of this popular cooking class. Register early for your space. These classes fill up fast!

Oct. 7 and 8 – Upcycle Fest

More details will be provided in the next issue of the Neighborhood Gazette.

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Lutheran Medical Center Selected as Finalist for Industry Innovation Award

Congratulations to Lutheran Medical Center for being selected as a national finalist in the category of Data Analytics/Business Intelligence for Fierce-Healtcare’s Innovation Awards. Lutheran was selected for use of its innovative, industry-leading product, Biovigil, a hand hygiene monitoring system that was implemented in 2016.

Finalists were recognized in five distinct categories designed to highlight products and services that have the potential to make the greatest impact on savings, healthcare delivery and patient engagement.

Winners of the national Fierce Innovation Award will be announced and published in the Innovation Report on Aug. 28.